Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal still seems to be upset over the manner and method in which he was sacked.
The Dutchman took charge at Old Trafford after David Moyes’ sacking and Ryan Giggs’ caretaker managerial stint. United’s assignment came on the back of a successful World Cup in Brazil, where he managed the Netherlands, and took them to a bronze medal position after a 3-0 victory over Brazil.
The former Dutch manager has ruled out managing a club in the future, but would be tempted should any Premier League club over him a role so that he could “get one over on Manchester United.”
Speaking in Rotterdam on Sunday night, he said (via Mirror): “I will probably not manage a club anymore. I would make one exception — if a big English club comes for me, then I would do it. Because then I can get the chance to get one over on Manchester United.’’
Van Gaal managed the Red Devils for two seasons, but was eventually sacked, given most fans were not impressed with his brand of football and his “philosophy”.
The ex-United boss was sacked within a week after he won the FA Cup in 2016, and he still seems to have not forgiven Ed Woodward for approaching Jose Mourinho behind his back, while he was still in charge.
Referring to that instance, he said: “Woodward should have come to me and we could have worked on that.” However, he firmly maintained: “I have nothing against Jose.”
With a bunch of big clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham struggling to keep pace with runaway league leaders Manchester City, it is going to be interesting to see if van Gaal gets a chance to return to the Premier League again.
Written by Sourish Saha
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